Media Advisory - Public Sector Human Resources 2008: Building an Effective Public Service through Talent Management

    OTTAWA, Feb. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Workforce shortages have intensified the
competition for talent, making talent management a top priority for private
and public sector organizations. Leaders from the federal and provincial
governments and crown corporations discuss their practical and proven talent
management strategies at Public Sector Human Resources 2008: Building an
Effective Public Service through Talent Management, hosted by The Conference
Board of Canada.

    When:   Wednesday, February 20, and Thursday, February 21, 20008

            8:30: a.m. - Opening Keynote Presentation - Building HR
            Excellence and Leadership in the Public Sector
            Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business
            Development Bank of Canada
            Mary Karamanos, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, Business
            Development Bank of Canada

            10:30 a.m. - Merit in the 21st Century -A Merit-Based Public
            Service in an Age of Change
            Maria Barrados, President, Public Service Commission of Canada
            Joy Illington, Merit Commissioner, Office of the Merit
            Commissioner, British Columbia Legislative Assembly

            12:00 p.m. - Luncheon Keynote Presentation - Public Engagement in
            a Multi-Stakeholder Environment
            Donald G. Lenihan, Advisor, Public Engagement, Government of New

    Where:  Crowne Plaza Ottawa Hotel, 101 Lyon St., Ottawa

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    This conference is sponsored by TELUS, BC Human Resources Management
Association, Human Resources Association of Calgary, Human Resources Institute
of Alberta, Institute of Public Administration of Canada, and in collaboration
with Statistics Canada.

For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation: Yvonne Squires,
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221.,; Media must register in advance.

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